Category Archives: Facilities

Friends of Abberley Park group being set up

A meeting to set set up a new group to look after residents’ interests in Abberley Park is being held at the St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St at 6.30pm on Monday, October 3. All welcome to attend.

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St Albans to talk about facilities

Location: Richmond Edgeware Bowling Club
Time: Tuesday September 9 from 6.30-8.30pm
Description: St Albans and Edgeware community members are gathering this week to talk about what they would like to see in their area, community facility-wise.
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August edition of St Albans News

August St Albans NewsWhat is this about no community centre for St Albans? Is this a bad dream? Does it have to be that way? Read what has been going on in St Albans (or about St Albans) in the August edition and have your say. It also raises further questions: What makes a community centre and how should it be paid for. Comment here or in the postings below.

If you would prefer to discuss the issues raised in this edition offline, please email

Print copies of the St Albans News will be delivered to homes within the next week.

Note: the pdf file size for the linked document is 4MB.

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Permanent community facility for St Albans

Rumours have been floating around St Albans for some weeks that the Christchurch City Council is planning to sell off land at 1049 Colombo Street and Caledonian Road and build a community facility instead at 43a Edgeware Road (also owned by the Council).
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CCC consulting on community facilities

The council’s facilities rebuild team is consulting residents around the city about community facilities at a series of meetings in June and July.
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Another council pool in danger of permanent closure

Another CCC-owned swimming pool in in danger of permanent closure and this time it is not the Council at fault.
CERA wants the Centennial Pool site for a children’s summer playground and won’t allow CCC repairs to go ahead. CERA would need to purchase the pool site with taxpayer money from the council to develop the site. Council says its hands are tied, CERA says it’s the council. Political football game anyone?
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BBQ to welcome Lions building

A BBQ has been organised on Thursday morning from 10.30am, courtesy of the St Albans Residents Association, to welcome the new Lions-owned building to the site of the now demolished St Albans Community Centre at 1047 Colombo Street.
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new temporary Central Library Peterborough

87-91 Peterborough Street

The new library will provide a flavour of the Central Library in Gloucester Street but on a smaller scale, with a mix of new stock and material on loan to customers at the time of the February earthquake.  The library collection of approximately 70,000 items includes books for all ages, a great range of new magazines, world language material, CDs, DVDs, talking books and newspapers.
Our popular family history resources and microfilm newspapers will be available for the first time since the February earthquake. The Ngā Pounamu Māori and the Ngāi Tahu Collections have also been re-housed and will feature prominently in the new library.
We are looking forward to welcoming old and new customers to Central Library Peterborough and are delighted to be able to open the doors in time for Christmas and the holiday season.
The library will be open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, and 10am to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

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